Lost 6.7 Review: Redeeming Dr. Linus - Featured

Riddle me this. What's better than a John Locke-centric episode of Lost? I'll give you a hint. It's manic, bug eyed and black and blue all over.


That's right. A Ben Linus episode! And last night's was a humdinger. Drawing out a portrait of Ben as power-hungry manipulator and conflicted do-gooder, "Dr. Linus" isn't just the best episode of this last season (so far), it may be one of the best episodes of the show period.


There were a few answers given, some tantalizing plot threads discussed, and some juicy character development outside of Ben. What makes this one so terrific though, is its extraordinary sense of symmetry and design, which goes a long way towards revealing to us the texture and context of the sideways universe.


The week opens with Ilana finally learning, via Miles'inconsistent paranormal ability, that Ben was the man truly responsible for Jacob's death. She doesn't take this well, and Ben, despite obvious attempts to worm out of it, finds himself chained to a tree and digging his own grave. Things aren't looking good for him at all, and Sun, Jin and Lapidus don't seemed moved to help out.


Read the full Lost Season 6 episode 7 recap here.

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May 5, 2016 12:30PM EDT

i disagree didnt think it was the best episode it didnt tickle my tastebuds but thats mehad some good moments i admit but it was abit like what kate does in some places it lacked in momenthum sometimes but we all have our opinions

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Mar 10, 2010 12:28PM EST

I loved this episode!!! It was great to see Ben redeem himself for his daughters death on the alternate "the bomb did work" universe. It showed that he has a heart and that all people good and well not so good can make a difference and sacrifice there needs for others.
I was also excited to see that the back story for Richard is finally coming to light and that we will actually see his experience in arriving at the island and meeting God....oops I mean Jacob lol. And also to maybe understand how he is the only immortal human on the island.
So for now I will be extremely excited and waiting in anticipation for the big final reveal and to learn all there is to know about the island.
Sincerely,Your Friendly Neighborhood Pallister:)

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Mar 10, 2010 12:37PM EST

So Richard was on the Black Rock huh. (Did we know that before and did I just forget or was that a new reveal?)
Now we know what the touch meant. I suppose that its both Jin and Sun who are "Kwon" since he touched them both.
The contrast of this episode and the last was nicely done. (Sayid failed his redemption despite having been searching for it for so long and Ben succeeded in his.)

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Mar 10, 2010 4:43PM EST

I still don't count this as confirmation that Richard arrived on the Black Rock. He simply said he hadnt been there since he first came to the island, which could just mean he saw it early on in his time - even though I fully am expecting the Black Rock/Richard theory to be proven true shortly.

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